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"The kids all got off the bus, a lot of them were happy to see their friends they hadn't seen in a while, they're excited about the new school," says Monroe Police Dept. Lt. Keith White.
Police say parents were allowed to stay on campus for a while with their kids, and school officials held an assembly to answer any questions they might have. Law enforcement are maintaining a presence at the school, but officials say they are careful to maintain a balanced approach.
"We don't want them to think this is a police state, we want them to know that this is a school and a school first," says Lt. White. "It's a place for them to come learn, enjoy their friends, and grow up."
Meanwhile, Connecticut's Governor announcing the first steps in response to the shooting rampage, with the creation of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
"The commission will look for ways to make sure that our gun laws are as tight as they need to be," says Governor Daniel Malloy. "That our mental health system can reach those who are in need of our help and that our law enforcement agencies have the tools that they need to protect public safety, particularly in our schools."
The Governor is expected to receive the initial report from the Commission by March 15, in time for the General Assembly to take action during the next session.
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Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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